>> Jun 25, 2016
Let’s say you and your significant don’t want to leave your residential condominium in Makati, but you want to have fun. A couple of glasses of martinis or glasses of wine would be fun, however, that would mean leaving the kids out of whatever you have planned. There’s an answer to that, don’t you worry! Mocktails are great for everybody because they don’t have any alcohol.
Here are a few ideas to get you started on mixing your own.
1. Shirley Temple (1 Serving)
Kids are going to love the presentation of the Shirley Temple. The gradient colors are definitely going to catch their eye, and it’s simple to make. In a tall or large glass, add a quarter cup orange juice to three quarters cup of 7-Up or Sprite. Add two tablespoons of grenadine syrup and let it sink down to the bottom of the glass, then garnish it with some cherry.
2. Chocolate Mock-Tini(1 Serving)
What kid doesn’t love chocolate? First, coat the inside of the glass you’re going to use with some chocolate. Blend together half a cup of chocolate milk, one cup of mint-chocolate chip ice cream, and about four ice cubes. Pour it into your chocolate coated glass, and garnish with a candy cane.
3. Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade (1 Serving)
Nobody can resist strawberry lemonade. But what about sparkling strawberry lemonade? For this, you’re going to have to finely chop two to three strawberries. In a glass, combine half cup of lemonade and half cup ginger ale. Put in some ice and sprinkle the strawberries to garnish. If you want, you can slice some lemon circles or wedges and put them on the mouth of the glass as pictured above.
4. Sparkling Sangria
Sangria normally is red wine with chopped fruits, honey, and a tiny bit of brandy, but kids aren’t allowed that, are they? For the kid version of sangria, you’re going to need several chopped fruit. They can be apples, oranges, lemons, limes, any kind of berries, apples, depends on you. Add all of these (or your choices of fruits) to a glass of sparkling grape juice, then add some frozen grapes in there to keep the beverage cool without watering it down. If you want to prettify the glass, garnish it with a candy fruit gel.
5. Dandy Cranberry
Cranberries are good for you, which is why this next drink has cranberries. In a punch bowl, combine a cup of cranberry juice, a cup of orange juice, and a cup of pineapple juice. To that, add about four ounces of cherries, some orange slices, and two tablespoons of lemon juice. While you stir, add a cup and a half of chilled ginger ale. Serve with ice and garnish with more cherries and orange slices.
You can even serve these at parties! They’re friendly to kids and to expectant mothers, or just for the people who don’t like alcohol. These non-alcoholic drinks are tasty and easy to prepare, and will be enjoyed by everyone!